Avid Britney Spears fan Raoul Chee Kee of Inquirer Lifestyle was looking forward to catching the Grammy-winning pop icon’s first-ever Manila concert on June 15 at MOA Arena.
But in the aftermath of the terrorist bombing of Ariana Grande’s own concert in Manchester on May 22 that left 23 people dead (including the attacker) and 119 injured, Raoul seems not inclined to watch big live shows for now.
But then again, he might change his mind as Britney’s Manila gig nears—trusting that concert promoter Glenn Llamas of Wilbros Live and MOA Arena management have mapped out a stringent security plan.
In any case, here are the available ticket sections for the show: VVIP, VIP, Patron, Lower Box SRO, Lower Box B, Upper Box SRO, Upper Box.
Sold out: Patron Standing, Lower Box A and General Admission.
Call 4702222 or visit smtickets.com.
Plays, film screenings
Tomorrow, June 12, is the 119th anniversary of Philippine Independence.
It’s a nonworking holiday and if you’re not doing anything, there’s an interesting event dubbed “Araw ng Malayang Pilipino” from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Bantayog ng mga Bayani Auditorium, Quezon Ave. near Edsa, Quezon City.
Included in the program are Filipino plays and films on human rights, freedom and independence:
Twin Bill at P100
“Indigo Child,” 10:30 a.m., starring Skyzx Labastilla and Rafael Tibayan, written by Rodolfo Vera, shot by Ellen Ongkeko, directed by Jose Estrella, and cited by Inquirer Theater editor Gibbs Cadiz as 2016’s Best One-Act Filipino Play. (Labastilla was chosen Best Actress.)
“Indigo Child” is one of nine other plays in “Never Again: Voices of Martial Law,” cited by Spot.ph as one of the 25 Best Arts and Culture Moments of 2016
“Anatomiya ng Korupsyon,” 11 a.m. Film adaptation of Malou Jacob’s stage play, directed by Dennis N. Marasigan, starring Maricar Reyes (Best Actress, Cinema One Originals Film Festival), Sid Lucero, Utoy Lorenzo (Best Supporting Actor, Cinema One Originals Film Festival), Ricky Davao, Che Ramos-Cosio, Chrome Cosio, Joaquin Valdes and Jelson Bay
‘Vox Populi’ at P100
“Vox Populi,” 11 a.m., a film written and directed by Dennis Marasigan, starring Irma Adlawan, Ces Aldaba, Bobby Andrews, Tony Mabesa, LJ Moreno, Suzette Ranillo and Julio Diaz
“Diyos-Diyosan,” 3 p.m., written and directed by Cesar Evangelista-Buendia, tarring Tirso Cruz III, Kiko Estrada, Princess Punzalan, John Pratts, Ryza Cenon, Avon Jen Rosales. (All seats taken; contact Venz, 09164860098 for chance seats).
For ticket reservations to the other plays and films, contact Junjun at 09174282442.